Pablo Elizalde

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Williams F1 team fined for financial rules procedure breach

The Williams team has paid a $25,000 fine to the FIA following a procedural breach of Formula 1's financial regulations, the ruling body announced on Tuesday.

Marko: No better F1 option for Gasly than AlphaTauri after Perez deal

Helmut Marko believes Pierre Gasly has no better alternative than staying with AlphaTauri after Red Bull closed the door on a possible return by extending Sergio Perez's Formula 1 contract.

Ferrari extends Sainz's F1 deal to the end of 2024

Carlos Sainz Jr will remain with the Ferrari Formula 1 team until at least the end of the 2024 season after extending his contract with the Italian squad, it was announced on Thursday.

Russian karter loses racing licence over alleged Nazi salute incident

The Italian Automobile Club has revoked the racing licence of Russian karter Artem Severiukhin following the controversy over his alleged Nazi salute on the podium of a European championship event.

Williams reveals 2022 F1 car at Silverstone shakedown

The Williams team's new Formula 1 car, the FW44, has been revealed as it took to the track at Silverstone for its maiden run.

Mazepin gives himself 4 out of 5 for sticking through first F1 season

Nikita Mazepin rates his rookie Formula 1 season a four out of five for sticking through the hardship of what he labelled as some "really tough" moments.

Honda: Too much mutual respect led to McLaren communications issues

Honda believes feeling too much respect for each other to communicate properly was one of the reasons its latest Formula 1 engine partnership with McLaren failed.

Sainz: "Good outcome" to 2021 F1 championship with "nothing dirty" on-track

Carlos Sainz Jr believes it was important the 2021 Formula 1 season finished with a "good outcome" on the track despite the controversy surrounding race direction's call in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Haas F1 2022 car passes crash tests

The Haas Formula 1 team has announced its 2022 challenger has passed its mandatory crash tests.

Alonso not involved too much in Alpine 2022 F1 car development

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he has not been involved too much in the development of Alpine's 2022 Formula 1 car.

Alonso: F1 race direction "too soft" on Abu Dhabi GP qualifying traffic issues

Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 race director Michael Masi is "too soft" after the Spaniard was left frustrated with the traffic issues in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying.

Binotto says reports linking Todt to Ferrari just "speculation"

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto says reports linking outgoing FIA president Jean Todt with a return to the team are just speculation.

Alonso, Vettel will miss "outstanding" Raikkonen when he exits F1

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso say an "outstanding" Kimi Raikkonen will not only be missed as a Formula 1 driver, but also as a person.

Brundle: Russell can't go on "missing list" when he joins Mercedes

Ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle believes George Russell needs to be wary of going on the "missing list" when he joins Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season.

Brundle: Bottas will play bigger role than Perez in F1 title battle

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is likely to play a more important role than Red Bull counterpart Sergio Perez in helping decide the 2021 Formula 1 title battle between their teammates Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, according to Martin Brundle.

Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in F1 title battle - Brundle

Lewis Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in the latter part of the 2021 Formula 1 season as his title battle with Max Verstappen intensifies, according to ex-F1 racer Martin Brundle.

Seidl: F1 doesn't need permanent stewards for consistent decisions

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes the current stewarding system in Formula 1 is enough to deliver consistent verdicts without the need for permanent stewards.

Verstappen has "polished up" aggression in F1, says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says former Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen has "polished up" his aggression on track, but reckons his approach to battles with rivals remains unchanged.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

Sainz: Deeper F1 off-season conversation on Brazil Turn 4 expected

Carlos Sainz Jr says the conversation about racing guidelines in Formula 1 will continue in the winter after admitting the rules on what is allowed are still "not very clear".

Mazepin unsure if he has to use ‘too fat’ Haas F1 chassis for final races

Nikita Mazepin remains unsure if he will have to stick with the "too fat" Haas Formula 1 chassis in the remaining two races of the 2021 season.

Ferrari "never compromised" 2022 F1 car in fight for third

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says the Italian squad "never compromised" the development of its 2022 Formula 1 car in order to secure third place in this year's constructors' championship.

Alpine F1 duo pushed team tactics "to the limit" to stave off Gasly

Esteban Ocon admits he and Alpine Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso pushed team tactics "to the limit" in order to try to beat AlphaTauri rival Pierre Gasly in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Antonio Giovinazzi to leave Alfa Romeo at end of 2021 season

Alfa Romeo has announced that Antonio Giovinazzi will leave the Formula 1 team at the end of the 2021 season.

Mercedes should be stronger in Mexico with "optimised" F1 engine

Valtteri Bottas believes Mercedes should be stronger than in recent years in Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix this weekend, having "optimised" its power unit.

Williams: Mexico and Brazil altitude won’t cause F1 engine reliability worries

Williams does not believe the higher altitude of the upcoming Formula 1 races in Mexico and Brazil should cause greater concern about the reliability of the Mercedes engines.

Ferrari doesn't see anything wrong with Mercedes F1 suspension

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto sees nothing "wrong or illegal" in the rear suspension of Mercedes' Formula 1 car, but admits his team has not been paying too much attention to it.

Sainz calls on Ferrari to analyse recent F1 pit errors

Carlos Sainz has urged his Ferrari Formula 1 team to keep working on improving its pitstops after yet another issue cost him in the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton would love F1 to revive South African Grand Prix

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says he would love the South African Grand Prix to return to the Formula 1 calendar in the future.

Marko: Verstappen lost 'over 50 points innocently' in 2021 F1 battle

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen's championship lead over Lewis Hamilton could be bigger if not for "over 50 points" that he lost "innocently".

Gap between Russell and Latifi in F1 not "as big as everybody believes"

Williams CEO Jost Capito believes the performance gap between George Russell and Nicholas Latifi is not as big as people following Formula 1 believe.

Albon explains why Williams was first choice for F1 comeback

Alex Albon says Williams being "on the up" was one of the key reasons why he chose the Grove team over Alfa Romeo for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says there was never a doubt that Yuki Tsunoda would get a new contract with the team beyond the 2021 season.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in the midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

FIA: Verstappen’s Monza penalty can’t be compared to Hamilton’s Silverstone one

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

Ferrari: Qualifying Friday is better, but Saturday needs new ideas

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr believe Fridays of Formula 1 grand prix weekends improve significantly under the sprint qualifying format.

Albon yet to find out what ‘very strict’ clauses cover to protect Mercedes

Alex Albon says he has no idea what Mercedes's "very strict and clear" clauses cover in his contract with the Williams Formula 1 team.

Alonso: Verstappen and Hamilton "both did what they should do" in clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Alfa Romeo's ambitious plans can attract top line F1 driver

Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur feels the Italian Formula 1 team's ambitions for the future mean it could attract a star driver.

Ferrari gained less than 0.1 second from extra F1 windtunnel boost

Ferrari gained less than a tenth of a second from having extra time to develop its 2021 Formula 1 car in the windtunnel, according to team boss Mattia Binotto.

Ricciardo wants to be in "prime spot" with McLaren for 2024 F1 title challenge

Daniel Ricciardo says he wants to be in "a prime spot" to fight for the Formula 1 title in 2024 should McLaren be ready to challenge for the championship then.

Sainz needs to pull a complete F1 weekend together - Binotto

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto says Carlos Sainz just needs to put together entire error-free grand prix weekends in the second half of the 2021 season.

Leclerc: Ferrari's revival in 2021 not a complete surprise

Ferrari's recovery from a disastrous 2020 Formula 1 season this year is not a "complete surprise", according to Charles Leclerc.

Brown: Good idea to keep DRS to begin with for 2022 F1 cars

McLaren boss Zak Brown has thrown his support behind plans to keep the DRS in Formula 1 next year, despite new regulations coming into play.

Alpine confident of avoiding grid penalties for F1 exhaust usage

The Alpine Formula 1 team remains confident it can manage its remaining engine exhausts in order to avoid grid penalties in 2021, despite having used more than its rivals.

Schumacher ruled out of Monaco GP qualifying after practice crash

Mick Schumacher will not take part in qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix following his heavy crash during final practice.

Quartararo undergoes surgery on arm after Jerez MotoGP race

Fabio Quartararo has undergone surgery following the right arm-pump issues that cost the Yamaha MotoGP rider victory in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend.

Vettel: FIA "not very professional" in dealing with Imola penalty

Sebastian Vettel says the FIA was "not very professional" in the way it handled his penalty during Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ocon: Alpine has ‘no margin’ in 2021 F1 battle for points 

Esteban Ocon thinks his Alpine team doesn't have any "margin" for error if it wants to score points in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Haas "won't put effort" into anything beyond fighting Williams in F1

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team is "not putting any effort" into anything that is not taking the fight to Williams during the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Alonso has "a lot of room to improve" form during F1 return

Fernando Alonso thinks there is still "a lot of room to improve" from his side despite a strong showing on his Formula 1 race return in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tost: Honda F1 engine "very, very close" to Mercedes now

Honda's 2021 Formula 1 engine is "very, very close" to the level of performance of Mercedes' power unit, according to AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost.

Ferrari: F1 podium still far away despite Bahrain GP progress

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes the Maranello squad is still too far from Formula 1's leading teams to start fighting for podium finishes, despite an encouraging Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vasseur: Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its spot in the F1 midfield

Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its place in the Formula 1 midfield this year despite failing to score in the Bahrain Grand Prix, according to team boss Frederic Vasseur.

McLaren reveals Ricciardo had floor damage from Gasly clash in Bahrain GP

McLaren has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo's performance in Formula 1's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix was hurt by floor damage sustained at the start of the race.

Mazepin explains why he jumped F1 outlap queue in Bahrain GP Q1

Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin says his team instructed him to overtake his rivals during the dying moments of the first segment of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Russell became GPDA director to represent F1 grid's "younger half"

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says part of the reason why he has become a Grand Prix Drivers' Association director is to represent "the younger half of the grid".

Vettel lacking “100 laps” of F1 test mileage with Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel feels he is lacking "100 laps" of mileage at the wheel of his Aston Martin Formula 1 car after the conclusion of the pre-season test in Bahrain.

F1 Hungarian GP: Perez "started to feel dizzy" during qualifying

Sergio Perez says he was left struggling with some dizzy spells during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he helped lock out the second row of the grid for Racing Point

F1 News: Sainz says drivers will struggle with necks on return

Carlos Sainz Jr believes Formula 1 drivers will struggle with their necks in the first race of 2020 when the sport finally resumes following the COVID-19 crisis